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Armadillo purse

Description: This purse was made using a real armadillo shell. In the 1940s and 1950s, souvenirs from Mexico were very popular with tourists who could visit the close, yet exotic, country. Animals have always been used for their skin, fur, feathers and other parts that can be recycled for functional or decorative purposes. Armadillo purses were also part of a fashion fad that included crocodile purses and shoes, as well as fox or mink stoles that included full-body and head skins.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Armadillos

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